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NFL opt against proposal to replace onside kicks

In a move that has implications for the betting markets, the NFL sidestepped a proposal in late May to replace onside kicks with a fourth-and-15 pass attempt from a team’s own 25-yard line. Under the proposed adjustment, the same principle would have applied – if the attempt is successful, possession is retained and the drive continues. Food for thought With onside kicks so rarely successful under the current rules (less than 10% for the last two seasons), momentum has been

Seattle Seahawks
American Football

Seahawks bolstering backfield options after injury-hit end to 2019

The Seattle Seahawks have built their offense around the running game for years, and they are making moves to sure up their backfield heading into the 2020 campaign. The team agreed to a one-year deal with Carlos Hyde last week and there is still a chance that Marshawn Lynch will be back after ending his retirement to help out the Seahawks late last year. It is easy to see why Seattle are being cautious. The injury bug hit the Seahawks

Rams
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What comes next for Todd Gurley?

Todd Gurley is in the midst of one of the NFL’s great rollercoaster careers – and the running back has the chance to swing the narrative again after signing with the Atlanta Falcons the same week that he was released by the Los Angeles Rams. While the question marks over his durability and injury history are justified given the severity of the knee injury that derailed his quest to rewrite the record books, a change of scene might just re-ignite

NFL
American Football

Five NFL free agents who could be swing factors in the 2020 season

As the NFL begins to look ahead to training camps and the road to Week 1 of the 2020 season, there is uncertainty in the air for several free agents who are surprisingly still unsigned as we reach the middle of May. We look at five players who are still in limbo and should be on the radar for numerous teams in the coming weeks. Jadeveon Clowney Clowney was a marquee name when free agency opened, but teams have seemingly

NFL
American Football

Five standout early-season matchups from the 2020 NFL schedule

The NFL provided some reason for cheer last week with the release of the 2020 schedule. Though there are no guarantees for a September start, the league appears to be operating as if the campaign will play out usual on the road to Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021. The 2020 schedule offers up a range of storylines, with big names in new places and a number of veteran quarterbacks trying to hold off their younger counterparts for one

NFL betting
American Football

NFL moving forward under assumption of full 2020/21 season

While the NBA and other sports leagues around the world debate how to approach their suspended seasons and the possible avenues for returning to action, every indication from the NFL is that the 2020/21 campaign will start in September as usual and include the typical 17-week slate, plus playoffs, on the road to the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay on February 7. On the heels of a successful virtual draft in late April, this is positive news at a time

Kansas City Chiefs
American Football

Edwards-Helaire gives Chiefs another offensive sparkplug in quest for Super Bowl repeat

The Kansas City Chiefs are taking nothing for granted. They enter the 2020/21 NFL season with an embarrassment of riches on offense and an eye on returning to the Super Bowl in February. The Chiefs’ offensive firepower was already assured to roll over to next season, with Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill all under contract, but they are clearly taking nothing for granted after re-signing Sammy Watkins and, most recently, drafting dynamic LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with

Philadelphia Eagles
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Eagles get quarterback depth – and perhaps more – with surprise Hurts pick

If the past few seasons have shown the Philadelphia Eagles anything, it is the value of having a dependable backup quarterback. With Carson Wentz’s injury struggles, from the ACL injury in 2017 to the stress fracture in his back in 2018, Nick Foles earned hero status in Philadelphia with his postseason magic, including the improbable run to a Super Bowl ring (and MVP trophy). Foles signed a lucrative deal in Jacksonville last summer, and has since been rerouted to Chicago.

NFL Draft
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Takeaways and highlights from a unique 2020 NFL Draft 

While the rest of the sports world remains in limbo, we at least got to enjoy the NFL Draft last week, albeit in a virtual format. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the biggest college prospects made the draft work from a wide range of locations across the United States, with much of the early action unfolding without big surprises. Reflecting on the opening rounds of the draft, here are some of the key takeaways and highlights: The Cincinnati Bengals, Miami

NFL Draft
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What it means for the NFL Draft if Lions and Giants trade out of top five picks

The run-up to the NFL Draft is busy season for rumours, hints, bluffs and double bluffs. While the Cincinnati Bengals are seemingly a lock to select Joe Burrow with the number one pick and the Washington Redskins are zoned in on Chase Young at number two, there is a chance that the Detroit Lions and New York Giants trade out of the third and fourth picks, respectively. If that happens, chunks of the first round could be flipped on their

Houston Texans
American Football

Cooks trade adds another layer to bizarre Texans offseason

The Houston Texans’ action-packed offseason took another surprising twist this week with a trade for wide receiver Brandin Cooks to fill the void left after dealing DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. The cost was steep, with Houston sending a second round pick to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Cooks and a 2022 fourth-rounder, but it gives Deshaun Watson a proven receiver to work with. Nonetheless, it has brought more pressure and criticism for head coach and general

NFL Draft
American Football

Brown and Kinlaw headline defensive tackles in NFL Draft

As NFL teams continue to add mobile quarterbacks to the mix, the importance of multi-skilled defensive linemen is becoming even more evident. When it comes to defensive tackles, the ability to disrupt the pocket on passing downs and plug the holes in the running game will be at the forefront for league front offices. The timing is good too, as the 2020 draft features a handful of highly-rated defensive tackles who might not grab as many headlines as the quarterbacks

Washington Redskins
American Football

Chase Young is Redskins’ ticket to a faster rebuild

The Washington Redskins have no shortage of areas to address heading into this month’s NFL Draft. Their miserable 2019 season culminated in a 3-13 record and included parting ways with head coach Jay Gruden. Even in a subpar NFC East, they never really threatened to be anything but also-rans. But amid the doom and gloom of another long offseason, Washington have some light at the end of the tunnel in the shape of the number two pick in the upcoming

NFL Draft
American Football

Jeudy and Ruggs III ready to bring Alabama form to the NFL

The general consensus heading into the 2020 NFL Draft is that as many as five wide receivers could be picked in the first round, with an explosive group of speedsters ready to unleash mayhem on NFL secondaries. At the head of that group are Alabama duo Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, who are both primed to make an immediate impact at the pro level. While neither is likely to go in the top 10, there are teams with picks

Miami Dolphins
American Football

Tua stands out as ideal pick for Dolphins despite injury risk

While Ryan Fitzpatrick had some memorable moments last season, and it is likely too soon to give up on Josh Rosen, it is still fair to say that the Miami Dolphins need a quarterback as a foundational piece for their new era under Brian Flores. The Dolphins ended up with a 5-11 record in 2019 and more positives than many would have expected after the franchise decided to press the reset button then slipped to 0-7, but major upgrades are

NFL Draft
American Football

Burrow potential gives Bengals a path back to relevance

Last season was a long grind for the Cincinnati Bengals, who finished with a miserable, league-worst 2-14 record while watching the Baltimore Ravens, their AFC North rivals, take the league by storm. It likely signalled the end of the Andy Dalton era, with a significant rebuild ahead for the front office and head coach Zac Taylor. The one upside to all the losses is that the Bengals now enter the 2020 NFL Draft with the coveted number one pick –

New Orleans Saints
American Football

Sanders pickup gives Saints, Brees a dynamic number two receiver

The trifecta of Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara has made the New Orleans Saints a dominant force over the few years, but they have been unable to get over the hump to reach a Super Bowl together. Brees is a master at spreading the ball around but it became clear last season that the Saints could be slowed down when Thomas and Kamara were stifled. The need for a true number two receiver to keep defenses honest was

NFC
American Football

Uncertainty over Newton’s future after release from Panthers

Four years ago, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers were coming off a memorable season and a trip to the Super Bowl. Despite losing on that big stage to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, the Panthers seemed to have found a winning formula, with Newton unleashed as a runner and a passer in an explosive offense, backed by a rugged defense. Fast-forward to March 2020 and Newton’s time in Carolina came to an end this week as the franchise

NFL
American Football

Breaking down the top five NFL free agents left on the market

The NFL has done its best to fill the global sports void with headline-grabbing player movement, headlined by Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the league is going to feel rather different when September rolls around. We have not seen the last of the deals either. While much of the franchise-altering talent is off the board now, there are still some impact players that remain unsigned. We look at five names that should be getting major attention

Denver Broncos
American Football

Playoffs still a long shot for Broncos despite adding Gordon, Casey

The only way is up for the Denver Broncos. Year one of the Vic Fangio era in Denver got off to a rough start and never really recovered, though the Broncos were better than their 7-9 record suggests. Now, they try to flip the script for year two. A busy start to free agency has provided further evidence that general manager John Elway is a man in a hurry, eager to end a run of four seasons without playoff football.

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